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21 Oct 2017

Family members of man who jumped into Lagos lagoon speak

A family member of the man who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon has reacted to the incident saying he left his Ondo state residence three days ago. The Nation reports that the family member said the man identified as Adekunle Oluseyi attended a church programme at the Redemption Camp.
He reportedly took off his clothes, phone, wristwatch, wallet, band and shoes before jumping into the water at about 10am on Friday, October 20.

The recovered wallet contained no cash but two ATM cards. LCCI officials on getting the news of the incident checked their CCTV and when they confirmed alerted emergency workers. Adesina Tiamiyu who is the general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said the body of the man had not been found yet.

He said: “We cannot say whether he is dead or alive. All we can say right now is that he is missing. It is confirmed that the man jumped into the lagoon. “LASWA, LASEMA and Marine Police have been searching for him since we got the distress call from LCCI.

“From the CCTV footage, he suddenly pulled off his clothes and shoe. He looked to be sure there was no one around him and jumped into the lagoon. “We are making efforts to find him alive or recover the body. His family has been contacted and all items found on him have been handed over to the police.”

We earlier reported that rescue officials disclosed the identity of the man who jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the Lagos lagoon.. He has been identified as Oluseyi Adekunle, Channels TV reports. The marine police and other officials rushed to the scene to rescue the victim but were unsuccessful in their attempt.

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